Joan Mellon, b. 1944, Brooklyn, NY, is a painter. She has a BFA from School of Visual Arts and a MA in Liberal Studies from SUNY Empire State College where she has been an adjunct mentor. Joan has also been an artist-in-residence in hospital and cancer centers in NYC and taught artists with special needs.
The physical act of painting and the exploration of color is central to Joan's work. She has said, "Painting for me is pleasure. The process is a kind of dance. For me, the magic of painting happens when, after applying paint and wiping it off, perhaps hundreds of times, there is that moment when—suddenly—the surface that was once inanimate, comes alive.”
Joan Mellon's paintings and works on paper are represented in private and public collections including Franklin Furnace Archives at the Museum of Modern Art, Johnson & Johnson, New York Public Library Print Collection and School of Visual Arts. Exhibition highlights include one person shows in NYC and group exhibitions in the US and abroad.